the art of being a woman
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She has a vibrant mind, deep soul and an artist's eye. Articles on creativity, mental health, wonder and spirituality.
She always says hello first and gives a hug like she means it. Articles on relationships, friendships, love and family.
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She sees beauty in everything, especially in the mirror. Articles on health and wellness, personal care products, positive body image and self-confidence.
She hits the ground running, but makes room on the ladder. Articles on career, money, work/life balance and leadership.
I am Sleeping Beauty
minus the sleeping
and the beauty,
but definitely with
Write a note to yourself and stash it away for
Say a prayer. Wherever you are at on your spiritual journey, God wants you to talk to Him. This Christmas Eve night, pray for
Be a servant. This Christmas we will all most likely be around family or friends who have taken us in for the holiday. Make
Talk to the person next to you on the airplane. As many of us will probably be on planes this season, let's take this
Put away your cell phone while conversing with someone. It's harder than it sounds, but it also will make a bigger difference than you
Talk to someone at a party that is an "outsider." Some people are very shy and uncomfortable in social situations. Go out of your
Give a compliment. Many times we think something nice about a friend, or even a stranger, but don't tell them. Instead of letting that
Put others first. There are only a few shopping days until Christmas, and parking lots and malls are a scene of mayhem; people are on
Send a Christmas card to your kindergarten or first grade teacher. Yes it was ages ago, but with the amount of social networking sites we
Say "I'm sorry." Maybe you said something to a co-worker that caused a ripple in the relationship, and you both pretend it didn't happen.
Hug a person who you haver never hugged before. Yes, you may think it might be awkward, but it is worth it. Maybe you have
Treat a friend to a manicure or pedicure--or both! If your finances allow, go for the massage chair and foot soak as well! Also
Make a Christmas CD for a family member or friend. Pick some of the songs that make you cherish the holidays the most, and
Give away a book that has changed your life. You know that book that you absolutely loved
Go to the dollar store and buy items for “care packages” for homeless people. Keep them in your car so you can hand them
Write a handwritten card or note to a friend or loved one. If this person lives in your home, leave it as a surprise
Offer to buy or cook a friend breakfast. Try and pick a friend who is short on cash, or perhaps unemployed. One-on-one time is
Gather some friends together and sing Christmas carols at an elderly home. Some elderly people are completely alone during the holidays. Imagine their joy
Donate clothes to a local homeless shelter or charity. It's always time to go through your closet and clean out the things you truly never
Buy a co-worker or friend a bunch of holiday flowers. Next time you are at the grocery store or driving by a florist, stop
Do the dishes for a roommate, husband, or family member. Go out of your way before they get home to take care of a
Call your grandma(s). Remember that your grandma was once your age, and that she understands more than you think she does
Bake or buy cookies for a neighbor. Simply knock on their door and tell them you wanted to give them something sweet for the
Continued from 25 Days of Darling
This Advent Season, we want to challenge you to make giving part of your daily routine